Swedish Navy to receive two new workboats

The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed a contract with the supplier Astilleros Armon Vigo SA for the delivery of two new workboats.

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The workboat is one of three new platform types that are part of the work FMV is now carrying out to support the Swedish Armed Forces in the development of marine sea-mobile logistics. 

Other platform types included are new harbor tugs and pushers, the latter intended for various types of marine maintenance services. 

The new systems will be continuously delivered to the naval base battalions and the naval military bases.

Four harbor tugs will be delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces in the spring of 2024, and the acquisition of new workboats is the second procurement that FMV has now carried out. 

With the agreement signed, the procurement of workboats now turns into an independent procurement project.

“As project manager for the procurement of the harbor tugs, I will bring a lot of experience into the more complex procurement of the work vessels. Basically, we are the same project team, both from FMV and from the Swedish Armed Forces, although of course expanded to a larger group,” said Susanne Nordman, project manager for the procurement of the work vessels.

The units will be delivered in 2027 and 2028.

The new ships will replace HMS Pelikanen and HMS Furusund. The ships will give the Swedish Navy an improved ability to support other units with torpedo recovery, logistics and underwater work, as well as added diving capability.